Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons founded the LOVELOUD Foundation to help ignite the relevant and vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love, understand, accept and support our LGBTQ+ friends and family.
When I saw the Logo I instantly fell in love because, A: it's a heart. But mostly because of the design.
I instantly thought that it needed to be a quilt block.
So, I am making a quilt or two. I have contacted the LoveLoud foundation through Instagram and asked if it is okay to use their logo. They gave permission, as long as nothing is sold. So, i will not be taking or making any money for this project.
My goal is to make 1 or more quilts to be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the Encircle House in Provo at their upcoming art fundraiser. Depending upon the number of blocks received I would also like to make one for Dan and his family as a way to honor him for putting this foundation together.
My friend Sari (@sariditty) drew up the pattern for paper piecing.
I'd like to keep them looking similar to the original logo. It's a rainbow with white background or black background.
I think it would look awesome with rainbow on gray as well - like a Moda Crossweave or Essex linen.
Instructions. Sew Left and Right sides individually. Use a colored fabric for # 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 15. Use a background for all of the rest. There is one strip that goes down the center on each page. On the left side #1 is background and #2 is the same as #15. On the Right side side #1 is a color and #2, 3 and 4 are all background.
ALSO, If the above one is too daunting - i'd Gladly take another heart block.Cluck Cluck Sew has this free pattern available for all sizes. :
I'd love to have the 10 inch blocks, but any size would be amazing.
So, how to donate. I would love any blocks that you'd like to create using the pattern. If you would like to donate, but don't have fabric please email me your Name, Address and Instagram and how many you'd like to make and I will mail you a kit. Riley Blake Designs has donated fabric, so please let me know if you would like a kit.
I can also copy the the patter onto Foundation paper and send that with the fabric if you'd like. :)
The Deadline i'm looking at is May 15. There is an art auction at the Encircle house in June and I'd like to submit a quilt for that. It's possible that we auction one off on Instagram and just donate the money to the LoveLoud foundation or just donate it to the foundation and they can auction it off on their own.
Please send to: 1472 East Evergreen Lane, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
If you're in the Salt Lake Valley - we may be able to arrange for drop off at a local quilt shop.
Email me JohnBarfuss@gmail.com
And, if you'd like to help financially please donate HERE.